Peeps on Television: 20 Shows Starring Marshmallow Peeps
One way of gauging the popularity of a television series is by how many Peeps dioramas are constructed around them. If that's the measurement, then Downton Abbey is the king of the new shows. But there are plenty of TV series with fans who thought their favorite show would look good in marshmallow.
1. Downton Abbey
This diorama is titled The Peeple of Downton Abbey by Tonya and Angela of Maplewood, Minnesota. The dollhouse-inspired scene shows four different rooms with marshmallow characters.
The entire cast is lined up for their portrait in this version called Peepton Abbey by Caroline Chase, Valerie Boyle, and Daniel Boyle. There were more Downton Abbey scenes in Peeps than I could keep up with, but you can see a couple more good ones here and here.
2. The Walking Dead
The gruesome AMC show The Walking Dead makes a great diorama with the help of raspberry jelly and red licorice. This scene by Loren Sciurba of Alexandria shows Shane escaping a hoard by shooting Otis and leaving him to distract the zombies.
4. Game of Thrones
Epicurious posted a series of Peep scenes illustrating the HBO series Game of Thrones.
5. Swamp People
The series Swamp People is a reality show following the trials of bayou alligator hunters. In this scene from Michele Overton and Susan Anderson they are shown surrounded by marshmallows with hungry alligator faces. Another version showed up in the Pioneer Press competition.
6. The Voice
The Voice is a talent show that's overtaken American Idol in popularity. As you can see in this diorama from Megan Lowell, Jessica Doody, and Dana Lowell, the judges select the best voices without seeing what the contestants look like.
7. Keeping Up with the Kardashians
The reality show following the Kardashian family drew its best ratings for Kim's wedding. The moment is memorialized in marshmallow, by Carolyn Polinsky and Emily Dunne. The title is, of course, Peeping Up with the Kardashians.
8. Real Housewives
A soap opera diorama was submitted to the Washington Post contest this year by Talula Cordero. There are several Real Housewives series, but this one was custom-titled The Real Peep Wives of Dupont Circle.
9. Iron Chef
Is a cooking competition show rendered in food just too meta? Iron Chef turned into Iron Peeps in this Washington Post entry by Nancy, Katie, and Julie Eggar. The accessories are dollhouse furniture or handmade from clay. See another version of the same show in the Denver Post competition.
The plastic surgery drama Nip/Tuck was depicted in the 2009 diorama Peep/Tuck by Jennifer Storozuk, Kathleen Lyons, and Karen James.
11. Arrested Development
This title scene from Arrested Development was submitted to the Washington Post by thuytut.
12. The Price is Right
Game shows lend themselves well to Peeps, especially those with big, gaudy sets and contestants in costume, like The Price is Right. Kay Martinez, Maree Martinez, Stacey Rathbun, and Cynthia Abernathy created this in 2009. See this Peeps game in action at YouTube.
13. The Muppet Show
You may notice that the shows are getting older as this list goes on. The most popular of the older TV shows is The Muppet Show. Not only is it still popular, but the Muppets are colorful and tempting to recreate in miniature marshmallow form. Shown here are Muppets by Anna and Thalia Biglen. Another diorama has The Muppets posing in the show's opening sequence. Yet another version of the marshmallow Muppets is based on a movie, but it's worth a look.
14. The Simpsons
The Simpsons is an older show that's still in production. And there are a lot of Peep versions, as the yellow characters are easy to depict. The best photograph of a Simpsons scene in Peeps is from a student team consisting of John Dern, Kim Moore, Allegra Williams, Cady Clas, and sophomore Chelsea Burke. It was a semifinalist in the Washington Post contest in 2007.
15. Twin Peaks
Another submission to the Washington Post, this version of the David Lynch series Twin Peaks came from Hollys Bears.
16. Pee Wee's Playhouse
Pee Wee's Playhouse is another ultra-colorful kids show that looks good in candy. Rebecca Cohen and Emily Salomon made this scene in 2009.
17. The Monkees
A tribute to the 1960s TV series The Monkees was entered into the Pioneer Post competition by bboard61.
18. The Twilight Zone
The classic Twilight Zone episode "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" starring a very young William Shatner inspired this Peeps scene by Allie Berg and Jonathan Herr in 2009. The black and white effect is part of the work; this was not altered after the photograph was taken.
19. Hee Haw
The long-running country music and comedy series Hee Haw becomes Peep Haw in this diorama. Karen McCoy's entry became a semifinalist in the 2007 Washington Post competition.
The 1960s TV series Batman is recreated here under the title Peepman and Boypeep Speed to the Peepmobile to Feed the Parking Meter. Liz Roberts made this in 2007 and made finalist in the WaPo contest. Note the "bat signal" that throws a Peep shape, and the parking meter showing its teeth!
See also: More Peep Galleries from mental_floss.